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Biaggi: Lorenzo vs Stoner in 2011

Biaggi predicts it will be Lorenzo vs Stoner in 2011...
World Superbike Champion Max Biaggi says he will place his bets on Jorge Lorenzo for the 2011 MotoGP World Championship title, though he is refusing to rule out Casey Stoner on the Honda.

Biaggi, who quit the premier motorcycling series in 2005 after eight seasons and thirteen race wins, applauded Lorenzo for his dominant turn aboard the FIAT Yamaha this season and expects him to display a similar level of authority next year.

Even so, MotoGP heads into new territory next season with several high-profile moves, in particular Stoner, whose impressive performance on the Honda during post-season testing suggests his transition from Ducati is proving seamless.

As for Biaggi's infamous foe Valentino Rossi on the Ducati, though the Gazetta dello Sport interview question drops his name as a potential title contender in 2011, the 'Roman Emperor' doesn't even mention him.

"Lorenzo had an outstanding season and did a great job - it was really good. I am convinced that he will be the man to beat again next year. But beware Stoner...”




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Steve929

December 28, 2010 4:16 PM

Won't mention Rossi? Just shows what a little man Max really is. Of course I shouldn't judge because maybe I wouldn't want to bring-up the name of my nemesis who spanked me all the time either.

fan - Unregistered

December 28, 2010 5:07 PM

Won't mention Rossi? Just shows what a little man Max really is. Of course I shouldn't judge because maybe I wouldn't want to bring-up the name of my nemesis who spanked me all the time either. Posted by Steve929 I wouldn't mention Rossi either after that poor showing in testing. Calling it poor is actually an understatement. I won't count Rossi out of anything, but if anyone wants to bet he will be the world champion next year I will be more than happy to bet that he won't. I also knew it wouldn't take long for the sheep to get up in arms that Rossi's name wasn't mentioned as a title contender. It was nothing if not predictable. The funny thing is I haven't seen one source calling Rossi as the man to beat next year or the title favorite, yet Max is the one who is biased? Too funny.



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